Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Emmett Lawrence.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Observation Squadron 251 (VMO-251), Marine Corps.
Emmett is born approx. on April 3, 1917 in Missouri.
Mother, Maud E. Anderson.
Brother(s), Clyde M. and Francis L. Anderson.
Spouse, Dorothy Anderson.
Emmett enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 273022.
Emmet was KIA when single hand attacked multiple Zero’s, probably shot him, near the Solomon Islands on Feb. 19, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Emmett is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=J1NDlp4CvTcC&pg=PT50&lpg=PT50&dq=vmo-251&source=bl&ots=OJ7eINtBQr&sig=ACfU3U2Tj5daoHBiQOWVUgMQzyLoPHdeYg&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiAnt6qrNblAhWMI1AKHUg7DocQ6AEwEnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=vmo-251&f=false
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Technical Sergeant Emmett Anderson was an enlisted pilot serving with Marine observation squadron VMO-251. He was assigned to temporary aviation duty with Guadalcanal’s Cactus Air Force on 14 October 1942.
On 21 October 1942, Anderson piloted his Wildcat (F4F-4 02085) into a dogfight with twelve Zeros performing a sweep over Guadalcanal. He never returned from the flight, and likely fell victim to a Japanese pilot’s guns. No trace of his body or the wreckage of his aircraft was ever found.
Anderson was declared dead on 19 February 1945.